Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education Master's Degree Child and Family Studies
Mrs. Heather Morton
Let me introduce myself to you! I have been teaching in NC for over 26 years. I attended Appalachian State University and then went on to obtain my Master's degree from UNC-Charlotte. My philosophy of teaching is that you need to focus on the whole child, not just parts such as reading, math, etc. If we do not focus on all aspects of a child's development, then he/she will never be successful in other areas. One way to accomplish this goal is by creating a partnership with the families in my classroom. You are your child's first and most important teacher. By working together in a collaborative manner, we can ensure that your child will reach his/her fullest potential.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have an eighteen-year-old daughter that has just started at the community college! My husband works in IT in Cary, NC. We enjoy traveling in our spare time. The beach is one of our favorite spots!
I look forward to getting to know each of you this year!
If you would like to purchase items for our classroom, please click on the link provided by Mrs. Heather Morton's Amazon Wish List.
DonorsChoose Project that helps our classroom. Please access my teacher page.
- To enter the school, you MUST bring a VALID Driver’s License to scan into the computer system
before you can check your child out of school or enter the building.
- It will record the number of times that you are entering and leaving the
- When your child is absent/late, due to a doctor’s appointment you must send a Doctor’s note with the following information:
- Child’s Name
- Teacher's Name
- Date of absence(s)
- Reason for absence
- Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.
- If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, do not send them to school. Your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Kindergarten Supply List
1 pair of Safety Scissors
24 Glue Sticks
3 packs of 24 Crayola crayons
1 box of black dry erase markers
1 pencil box (no bags!)
1 pack of Ticonderoga Pencils (this brand is the best for sharpening)
1 plain white t-shirt (one size bigger-needs to be able to be worn at the end of the year)
A set of extra clothes (all labeled with your child's name) in a clear Ziploc bag with their name.
Wish List Items
Mrs. Morton's Amazon Wish List
Amazon Gift Cards (to purchase classroom supplies)
Ziploc bags of all sizes
White and Colored Copy Paper
White and Colored Cardstock Paper
Color Expo Markers
Juices boxes and extra snacks
Mrs. Morton’s Kindergarten Schedule
8:25–8:55 Arrival (unpack, bathroom, quiet centers, manipulatives)
9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting (greeting, sharing, activity)
9:10–9:50 Reading (Fundations, Heggerty)
1:55 – 2:40 Enrichment Classes
3:15 – 3:45 Social Studies/Science
There will be no school for students or staff on Monday, April 3rd-7th due to Spring Break.
Students will not have school on Monday, April 10th due to a Teacher Workday.
Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will run from Monday, April 24th-Friday, April 28th. Students will be able to shop during their Media Center enhancement.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8th-12th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank your student's teacher for all their hard work!
2023-2024 School Calendars Approved
The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting.
New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families
Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.
JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15
Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.
Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.
2022 Growth Needs Update
Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.